9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Mayiladuthurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Thirukadaiyur
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bangaru Kamakshi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sukkiran Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvalanchuzhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seerkazhi. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aiyarappar temple, pause for some photo ops at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Raahu Navagrahasthalam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thanjavur travel planner.

Bengaluru to Thanjavur is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: high temperatures in Thanjavur hover around 42°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Ramaswamy Temple ©
Ramaswamy Temple
Bangaru Kamakshi Temple ©
Bangaru Kamakshi Temple

1
night
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahapratyangira Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhenupureeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seshapureeswarar temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palaivananathar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam day trip website .

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mayiladuthurai.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seshapureeswarar temple, Mayuranathaswamy Temple, Palaivananathar Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Dhenupureeswarar Temple ©
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Ramaswamy Temple ©
Ramaswamy Temple

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nights
Mayiladuthurai

Mayiladuthurai ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Saraswathi Temple Koothanur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mayiladuthurai trip app .

Bengaluru to Mayiladuthurai is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thirukadaiyur.

Things to do in Mayiladuthurai

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvarur, Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars
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Shree Saraswathi Temple Koothanur ©
Shree Saraswathi Temple Koothanur
Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple ©
Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple

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nights
Thirukadaiyur

Thirukadaiyur ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saniswaran Temple as well as Thirumananjeri Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Arulmigu Abhirami Udanurai Amirthakadeshwarar Swamy Temple and Amritaghateswarar-Abirami Temple. Get some cultural insight at Ananthamangalam Shree Veerapathira Dhasapuja Anchaneyar Temple and Goddess Abhirami Shrine. Step out of Thirukadaiyur to go to Thirunageswaram and see Uppiliappan Temple, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thirukadaiyur tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Mayiladuthurai to Thirukadaiyur takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thirukadaiyur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uppiliappan Temple, Goddess Abhirami Shrine, Saniswaran Temple, Thirumananjeri Temple
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